If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be looking for a tooth replacement solution that is long lasting and natural looking. Dental implants are a modern way to replace your missing teeth without the inconveniences of removable oral appliances like dentures. The dental implant replaces the entire tooth from root to crown and, with proper care, can last a lifetime.
To replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, the implant is first surgically inserted in the jawbone. This replaces the tooth root and forms a strong, stable foundation for the replacement tooth. During a period of healing, which usually lasts a few months, the bone tissues bond with the biocompatible implant post in a process called osseointegration. Our dentist will then place the implant restoration on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing, your custom-made dental implant restoration may be a dental bridge, a dental crown, a partial denture, or a complete denture. Your implant is then complete!
Dental implants are very versatile and can be used to replace just one tooth or multiple teeth. They are also exceptionally stable and lifelike. For more information about the benefits of dental implants in Livermore, California, we welcome you to contact Dr. Rakhi Jani and our team today at Smiles Unlimited.